Best Hotels in Fira

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Written By: Pavlos Inglesis

Fira is the capital town of Santorini and it’s the place with all the buzz and shops. This is a list of the best hotels in Fira Santorini. So…you are possibly looking for the best area to stay in Santorini and Fira capital town popped in, right? Or you are maybe wondering which one is a better place to stay: Fira or Oia ?

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The private swimming pool of Petit Palace in Fira is out of this world

BEST HOTEL IN FIRA: Cosmopolitan

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Even though Fira is the capital and the largest town of the island, there are some really impressive hotels with amazing views of the caldera and the volcano that won’t disappoint you. At Fira, you will literally have everything at your doorstep: bars, shops, restaurants, clubs, street food (aka souvlaki) and …lots of tourists, too unfortunately.

Or you can just stay at Imerovigli or Oia.

However, most of the hotels on my list are not disturbed by the people passing by, as most of them are very well protected and reclusive, hanging by the dramatic cliff or a bit furhter away from the main Fira street.

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VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW:

  • Why stay in Fira town: awesome volcano/caldera views, walking distance to shops, bars, clubs and the buzz

  • When it’s best to stay in Fira: every other month of the year except June, July, August and September as this is considered the high season and it can be extremely busy

  • How to Get to Fira from Santorini ferry port (Athinios): by local bus (15 mins – 2 euros) or taxi (10mins – 20euros maximum) – there are hundreds of taxis at the port – no need to book anything in advance

  • How to get from Santorini Airport to Fira: by local bus (15mins – 2 euros) or taxi (10mins – 30 euros maximum)

  • Best Private Villa to Rent in Fira: Anteliz Villa (brand new and can sleep up to 6 persons)

  • Best Honeymoon Hotel in Fira: Lilium

  • Sunset Views at Fira: equally beautiful as at Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia

Booking.com is the website with the most available rooms and Private Villas in Athens, Santorini , Mykonos & Crete (more than Airbnb!)

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Best Hotels in Fira

So…without further ado, let’s see the Best Hotels in Fira:

1. Anteliz Suites

anteliz suites fira santorini greece

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2. Angel Luxury Suites

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3. Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites

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4. Petit Palace Suites

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5. Asteras Villas

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6. Lilium Santorini

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7. Keti Hotel

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8. Hotel Villa Renos

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9. Dream Island Hotel

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10. Aria Lito Mansion

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11. Cosmopolitan Suites

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12. Porto Fira Suites

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13. Volcano View

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14. Daydream Luxury Suites

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15. Astro Palace

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16. Aigialos

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17. Athina Luxury Suites

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18. The Majestic Hotel

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19. Kastro Suites

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20. Panorama Boutique Hotel

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CONCLUSION

I believe that the best hotel in Fira is Cosmopolitan Suites, but to be totally honest, there are so many good hotels in Fira that it will be difficult to pick one.

Most of the hotels in Fira have stunning volcano views and the best thing about Fira is that you will be in the centre of everything. All transportation hubs and nightlife is mainly in Fira, so it will be very easy to reach the beaches or even Oia whenever you want. However, if you are looking for a quieter area, I cannot recommend Imerovigli high enough as it is still very close to Fira, but it’s more like a tiny cute suburb that has the same views, even more amazing hotels, but it’s super quiet and relaxing (it’s also ideal for a honeymoon in Santorini).

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Pavlos Inglesis
Greek, born and raised in Athens. I have been to almost every greek island and pretty much in every region of mainland Greece. I have also been eating souvlaki and gyros since the 80s. I love being a dad to my 2 beautiful daughters and also taking great photos of the places I visit. This is my blog to help you out explore the places I have visited with my inside tips as a Greek, knowing the ins and outs of my country and culture. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section under the post you are interested in and I wIll try my best to respond asap.

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2 thoughts on “Best Hotels in Fira”

  1. Hey there – wondering if you have any opinions on which might be the best option between the Cosmo vs. Porto Fira vs. Athina Suites vs. Agali? My husband and I are traveling in early June; we love meeting new people so common space is important (pools, dining, etc.) which is also what pulled White Ark off the table as an option (I thought it was the most beautiful). We love history and good views. We are in our early/mid 40s with no children. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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    • Hi Brittany,
      I have presonally stayed in Cosmopolitan and I have to say it is the best in Fira but then I haven’t stayed anywhere else to be honest.
      However, Cosmopolitan’s location and its large sharing pool would probably be ideal for you in my opinion.
      Agali is also very good but not that close to central Fira (it’s in Firostefani which is next to Fira but not in Fira and it also has lots of steps to get to).
      On the other hand, Athina is much better than Porto Fira and then it comes down to your personal preference to be honest.
      I truly believe that Cosmopolitan is the best out of them (and even the online reviews show that).
      Hope that helps!

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